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Link to main lesson on uncountable nouns: https://youtu.be/hzVijBn5bYQ
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0:01 Introduction: error correction task
Review of the seven guidelines and practice exercises.
2:24 #1 There are different names for nouns we can’t count.
2:57 #2 Uncountable nouns take a singular verb.
4:15 #3 Some nouns have both an uncountable and countable meaning.
5:34 #4 Uncountable nouns usually have a general or abstract meaning. Countable nouns are more specific (more concrete).
7:09 #5 One way to help us identify uncountable nouns is to learn the common categories they belong to.
8:33 #6 We can use quantifying words and phrases to make uncountable nouns countable.
10:21 #7 Don’t confuse uncountable nouns with collective nouns.
11:56 Lesson ending
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The appendix has rich information on uncountable, countable, and collective nouns.
LINKS to related blog posts with activities:
Continuing the Conversation about Count and Noncount Nouns
Pack Rat Survey: Activity for Quantifiers
Student Stumper 22: The Challenge of Identifying Collective and Aggregate Nouns
A Nifty Idea to Practice Not-So-Nice Nouns (i.e., Collective and Aggregate Nouns)